Carl Franklin (born 1967) has been heavy almost his entire life with brief periods of weight loss and good health. After he quit smoking in 1991, he gained nearly 70 pounds which wouldn't begin to come off until years later when he discovered the Atkins diet.
Atkins proved to be hard to stick to. In hindsight, it's because you slowly bring carbs back into your diet, and it's too easy to skip the fat necessary to stay in nutritional ketosis, instead opting for 'healthy'...
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